UNH Professor Wins Top Teaching Honor

By Tracy Manforte
UNH News Bureau

DURHAM, N.H. -- Lawrence Rosenfield, assistant professor of communication at the University of New Hampshire, has received the 1999 Lifetime Teaching Excellence Award from the National Communication Association. He will be honored at a ceremony Nov. 6 during the association's meeting in Chicago.

The National Communication Association is the oldest and largest national organization of communication scholars, with more than 7,000 members from all 50 states and more than 20 countries. According to UNH Associate Professor James Farrell, this award "acknowledges Professor Rosenfield as an example of value to students and to society of excellent teaching in the communication field."

Rosenfield earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University in 1963. Students spanning his nearly 35-year teaching career wrote letters in support of his nomination for this distinguished honor.

Rosenfield taught at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, at Hunter College and Queens College in the City University of New York, and was a visiting professor at a number of other institutions before coming to UNH in 1998. He teaches a variety of courses on issues related to public discourse, the citizen and civil society. He has published widely in rhetorical and communication theory, criticism of public discourse, and aesthetics.

October 29, 1999

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